Friday, March 19, 2010

Birds and Roses

Hand quilting is almost a forgotten art. Today we honor Pat Peters of St. George, Utah for winning 2nd place for Traditional, Large, Applique at Road To California 2010.
"Birds and Roses" (85" X 85")
All the applique and quilting have been done by hand.

Birds and Roses is from a book by Margaret Docherty of London, England.
There are 21 pieces in each rose.
"It took me 2 years to finish it, and I worked on it every day for about 4 or 5 hours. I enjoy the whole aspect of making a quilt, no matter how long it takes!!! By the time I am finished with it, I am ready to be finished!! It is done completely in batiks, and the shading of the roses was easier using the batiks. I wanted it to look like an English garden." Pat shared.

Pat used all Superior threads: Bottom Line for applique, and Treasure for hand quilting. "I loved the Bottom Line, because it completely, well almost completely disappears in the fabric." Pat said.
Congratulations Pat!